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PEDC calls special meeting to re-discuss 2016-17 budget

PEDC calls special meeting to re-discuss 2016-17 budget

The Paris Economic Development Corp will hold a special meeting today at 4 p.m. at the PEDC Board Room located at 1125 Bonham St. to discuss and possibly approve the 2016-17 budget. This week at the city council meeting Executive Director, Michael Paris presented the budget to council, but was...

9 hours ago by eparisextra.com
Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Paris Regional Medical Center achieves Texas Ten Step Designation

Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Paris Regional Medical Center achieves Texas Ten Step Designation

Paris Regional Medical Center Women’s and Children’s Hospital has been awarded the designation as a Texas Ten Step Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. “I’m extremely proud of the Women’s and Children’s staff for achieving such an honor as obtaining this well...

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Paris Metro Bus up and running

Paris Metro Bus up and running

The Paris Metro Bus line officially opened on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. A large crowd of city officials and supporters attended the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremonies and riders could ride for free all day. “The Paris Metro is now an alternative to  the current...

10 hours ago by eparisextra.com
Paris Lamar County Habitat for Humanity in need of painters

Paris Lamar County Habitat for Humanity in need of painters

The Paris Lamar County Habitat for Humanity is in need of painters. The dates are Friday, August 5, 2016.  Work will begin around 7:30 a.m. at 218 West Plum to do scraping and priming. On Saturday, August 6, at 7:30 a.m., at the same location the painting will begin. For more information...

07/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris school board names new administrators

Paris school board names new administrators

The Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed a new director and an assistant principal at its meetings held June 20 and July 18. Eva Williams will be Lamar County Head Start Director replacing Judie Forte’-Huff who retired at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Williams...

07/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Commissioners approve grant for the city and county

Lamar County Commissioners approve grant for the city and county

The Lamar County Commissioners approved unanimously the distribution of a grant between the City of Paris and Lamar County this week. The grant will add $12,000. The Lamar County’s Sheriff’s department plans to use the funds to help with suicide prevention for inmates and upgrade...

07/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
General Mills flour recall consumer information

General Mills flour recall consumer information

General Mills has recalled several types of flour due to E. coli illnesses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have linked to eating uncooked dough and batter made with raw flour. All products included in this recall are listed below. Illnesses...

07/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
May 2017 possible new election date for NLISD Bond

May 2017 possible new election date for NLISD Bond

After last week’s town hall meetings and survey’s from residents in the North Lamar Independent School District the board of trustees met on Monday and after reviewing all of the data will move forward with another school bond election. Though an exact date has not been decided,...

07/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
The Chamber of Commerce welcomes Chapman's Florist and Greenhouse

The Chamber of Commerce welcomes Chapman's Florist and Greenhouse

Chapman’s Florist and Greenhouse recently purchased by Chris and Roxanne Jefferson joined the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce last week. Chapman’s Florist is a long standing ole fashion floral shop located at 1811 Pine Bluff St., in Paris, TX. They have flowers and plants for all...

07/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLISD welcomes new volleyball coach - Ken Sims

NLISD welcomes new volleyball coach - Ken Sims

North Lamar Independent School District welcomes Coach Ken Sims to the district. Sims has spent 15 years coaching volleyball, and in those 15 years his varsity teams have a record of about 310 wins and 170 losses.  Coach Sims has coached at Avery (A), Clarksville (AA), Kaufman (AAA),...

07/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Rep. Ratcliffe adds Wounded Warrior Fellow to staff

Rep. Ratcliffe adds Wounded Warrior Fellow to staff

The office of Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the addition of Wounded Warrior Fellow, Charles Jordan, to the district staff.  Jordan, a U.S. Army combat veteran, will serve as a constituent services liaison in the Texarkana office. “With more than 700,000 constituents and...

07/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Local law enforcement need help in locating missing woman

Local law enforcement need help in locating missing woman

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office has taken a missing person’s report on a white female last seen at Pat Mayse East or Powderly Dollar General Store. The department is in need of your assistance in locating Donnetta Annette Robinson or Gray and goes by the nickname of...

07/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Heritage Hall to host Support The Shield Luncheon

Heritage Hall to host Support The Shield Luncheon

Heritage Hall  located at 1009 W. Kaufman St. will be showing their support of local law enforcement in Paris, TX. by hosting a private luncheon for all who wear the shield. This is a great opportunity for the Paris area to give back to the Paris Police Department, Lamar County...

07/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Clay Cox named new head baseball coach for PJC

Clay Cox named new head baseball coach for PJC

Clay Cox, who has served as assistant baseball coach for Paris Junior College this past year, has been named to replace longtime baseball coach Deron Clark. In 2015-16, while Cox was assistant coach, the Dragons doubled their win total and improved in every offensive category, including...

07/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
CASA for Kids presents Casa Country Swing on August 20, 2016

CASA for Kids presents Casa Country Swing on August 20, 2016

CASA for Kids is a non-profit organization with a a mission to prevent child abuse in the communities they serve.  The board and its volunteers represent the best interest of every child in the court system and provide opportunities to the children of Lamar, Red River and Delta counties so...

07/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
OMG Designs joins the Chamber of Commerce family

OMG Designs joins the Chamber of Commerce family

On Friday, July 22, 2016 OMG Designs owned and operated by Hollie Bailey cut the ribbon to join the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce family. OMG Designs is a trendy classic funky chic lifestyle boutique to suit all budgets and is a one stop shop for those with a keen eye for style, design and...

07/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Danielle McKee Dance Company wins big at major dance event

Danielle McKee Dance Company wins big at major dance event

A trip to the Showstoppers Dance Championship was an exciting one for the Danielle McKee Dance Company.   In the Mid America finals last weekend, the Danielle McKee Dance Company with owner and Artistic Director Danielle McKee, competed against dozens of dance studios from around the state...

07/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Atmos Energy to Perform Routine maintenance on natural gas pipeline in Paris and Lamar County

Atmos Energy to Perform Routine maintenance on natural gas pipeline in Paris and Lamar County

Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled release of natural gas on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The controlled release will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at two locations – one at the intersection of FM 2038 and FM 137, and the other location within the city...

07/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLISD Board to hold special meeting after town hall forums

NLISD Board to hold special meeting after town hall forums

After this week’s town hall meeting and community feedback, the North Lamar Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting tomorrow, July 25, 2016. On the agenda is the public’s feedback on the survey’s taken at the town hall meetings as well as results presentation from WRA...

07/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar National announces Clement to Board

Lamar National announces Clement to Board

Lamar National Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Eddie Clement to its Board of Directors.  Clement grew up in Duncanville and attended University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated with BBA in Management.  He married married Monica Homer in 1994 and entered into family Sonic...

07/24/2016 by eparisextra.com